Tuesday, October 21, 2008

-Never be indoors when you can rightly be without -- Charlotte Mason

After a long, hot and humid summer, we're so happy that it's October! For the previous months we would gingerly go outside, or go to parks later in the day, and son would complain it was too hot or simply get red-faced and fussy. In our neck of the woods October means getting outside and savoring the cooler breeze, the warm but not too warm temperatures (mid 70s, aah) and watching all the creatures small and smaller fly, slither and crawl.  

First Daddy took us to our local Bird Center, where we saw pelicans, ibises, owls, cormorants and spoonbills. I picked up a book on land birds as we'll be studying birds next year. The children were wading in the water, looking for shells and minnows. 
We spied a blue crab and a nurse shark further away in the water. We had such a good time.
Our youngest is fascinated by birds.

Next week it's Halloween! We all like to dress up and do some trick or treating around neighborhoods. Perhaps I'll write about that next time or our soiree at our local Pumpkin Patch. The colors, the
fragrances, the temperature dropping a little bit, the mood -- it's Fall, everyone!  Can you tell it's my favorite time of year?

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